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Review – Usborne Computer Spacegames.

May 11th, 2014

Right, finally another review. This time it’s the partner book to Computer Battlegames. But now we’re IN SPAAAACCCCE! Title: Computer Spacegames Subtitle: For ZX Spectrum, ZX81, BBC, TRS-80, Apple, VIC & PET. Authors: Daniel Isaaman and Jenny Tyler Editor: Pages: 48 Published: 1982 ISBN 10: 0860206831 ISBN 13: 978-0860206835 This book is similar to Computer Battlegames just […]

Review – Usborne Creepy Computer Games.

January 8th, 2014

OK, another review. This one is interesting for a number of reasons. I did most of the work away from home on holiday between Christmas and New Year. This proved Orwell makes a good travel computer (although he needs some help for now). It also bought up a new command for me to support. And […]

Review – Usborne Computer Battlegames.

November 30th, 2013

Another review, this time one with lots of code to test out.  This time we’re doing Computer Battlegames. Title: Computer Battlegames Subtitle: For ZX Spectrum, ZX81, BBC, TRS-80, Apple, VIC & PET. Authors: Daniel Isaaman and Jenny Tyler Editor: Pages: 48 Published: 1982 ISBN 10: 0860206858 ISBN 13: 978-0860206859 This book is full of BASIC programs to […]

Review – Usborne Introduction to Computer Programming.

November 17th, 2013

Here we have another review of one of the 80s Usborne computer books. This time we’ll learn about computer programming. Title: Introduction to Computer Programming Subtitle: A guide for absolute beginners Author: Brian Reffin Smith Editor: Lisa Watts Pages: 48 Published: 1982 ISBN 10: 0860206750 ISBN 13: 978-0860206750 This book, another of the early ones, is another […]

Review – Usborne Guide to Understanding the Micro.

November 12th, 2013

Well, after finally making some (painful) progress on Orwell it is time to do another review on one of my stack of Usborne books. This book includes some actual Basic programs to try and Orwell should be up to the task now. Title: Usborne Guide to Understanding the Micro Subtitle: How it works and what […]

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